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their used to at demosport in san rafael. owner steve maryfield worked hard to build his business 27 years ago. >> oh, this doesn't look good. this doesn't look good. >> he's rebuilding it. >> a screen came up that says, you have no access to your server. >> reporter: steve says a hacker took over his computer, freezing two programs he uses to track sales and special orders. >> we have hijacked the files, change your file extensions, we've changed your passwords. there's no possibility of accessing this data. >> reporter: but the crooks were kind enough to offer him two options. either spend years trying to decode their hack or regain control for a price. >> you can pay us this ransom starting with $3,000 immediately and $1,000 for every week seven days that you fail to comply. >> we're seeing a dramatic increase in ransomware. >> reporter: why is that? is it profitable? >> yes. they can make 50, $60,000 a day from hitting a couple of countries. >> reporter: the scheme is successful because often the ransom note often likes like an official notice accusing you of a crime. >> you have inapp
of cupertino will honor steve jobs on the first anniversary of his passing. the mayor has ordered the city's flag to fly at half staff over the cupertino civic center. jobs grew up in los altos and went to school in cupertino. that's when he and his partner started the famous company. they established its headquarters in cupertino. jobs made his last public presentation at the civic center in june of last year, four months before his death of pancreatic cancer. >>> an unusual warning is about to go out to boat owners now. as we head into a busy bay area weekend, oceanic authorities are issuing an alert that endangered humpback whales are active in the bay this week. they want commercial as well as recreational boat owners to use caution in bay waters and watch for whales. that warning is the backdrop for today's first full day of racing at the america's cup world series in san francisco. the competition is taking place right where fleet week is throughout this weekend. that's where lauren scott files this report. -- lawrence scott files this report. >> reporter: with the world series round
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